Celebrating the area’s fascinating ties with health and medicine, the London Bridge Medi-Culture festival returns 24 – 31 October! From medical stand-up comedy to mindful music and herbal pharmacy demos, the week long line-up of performances, walks, talks and workshops explores healthcare, wellbeing, history and science in unexpected ways. Highlights include John Hegley’s Biscuit of Destiny, a new show from celebrated poet and musician John Hegley. The award-winning performance delves into the more eccentric side of the Romantic Poet and former Guys Hospital apprentice John Keats, alongside everyday goings-on in the Hegley homes of now and yesteryear. John will also host a special poetry workshop. Comedy fans can soak up the the silliness of some London’s funniest people in the historic surroundings of Guy’s Medical School Chapel at the Science Showoff stand-up cabaret, while craft lovers can combine their passion with science at the stem cell embroidery workshop with King’s Engaged Researcher Network. You can view the full line-up here Book your tickets at mediculture.co.uk ,with many events FREE to book.
This October, a celebration of health is coming to London Bridge. From Victorian surgery demonstrations at the world’s oldest surviving operating theatre to medical stand-up and anatomical drawing classes, Medi-Culture Festival 2022 offers an exciting line-up of live events, talks, walks, workshops, stories and stand-up, all FREE to book. LINE UP World-leading medical and scientific sites such as Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals and King’s College London will take their stories, ideas, thoughts and innovations directly to audiences. alongside cultural partners such as the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret, Florence Nightingale Museum, Gordon Museum and Science Gallery London. Tickets and all festival details are available now from https://www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk/mediculturefest22
Join us at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret while our team takes you to the Victorian era and goes over the surgical procedures that were done in our space. To understand the dramatic location of our operating theatre in the attic of a church, they will first explore the origins and history of Old St Thomas’ Hospital and a quick overview of the medical profession. They will then describe the most common surgical procedures that would have taken place in this original space nearly 200 years ago. Listen as the team delve into the horrors of surgery before the arrival of anaesthesia and antiseptics that helped pave the way to our modern medical procedures. Shown live from the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe, you will see the original space located in the attic of an 18th century church, where up to 150 medical students would have once gathered and learnt their trade. More Information
Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garrett hosts a series of themed evening talks and Q&As on fascinatlingly morbid topics ranging from the fear of ressurection to the bubonic plague… Click here to see current talks.